Predictors and processes associated with home-based family therapists' professional quality of life

Charles Macchi, Matthew D. Johnson, Jared A. Durtschi

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    Abstract

    This study examined whether home-based family therapists' (HBFT) workload and clinical experience were associated with therapists' professional quality of life directly and indirectly through self-care activities and frequency of clinical supervision. Hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling with a sample of 225 home-based therapists. Results suggested that therapists' workload and HBFT experience significantly predicted therapists' professional quality of life. These associations between therapists' workload and HBFT experience were partially mediated through participation in self-care and frequency of clinical supervision. Implications for improving therapists' quality of life are discussed as a function of therapists' workload, clinical experience, self-care, and supervision.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)380-390
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
    Volume40
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Sociology and Political Science

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